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The Art of Beowulf

Author : Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
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A Beowulf Handbook

Author : Robert E. Bjork
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The most revered work composed in Old English, Beowulf is one of the landmarks of European literature. This handbook supplies a wealth of insights into all major aspects of this wondrous poem and its scholarly tradition. Each chapter provides a history of the scholarly interest in a particular topic, a synthesis of present knowledge and opinion, and an analysis of scholarly work that remains to be done. Written to accommodate the needs of a broad audience, A Beowulf Handbook will be of value to nonspecialists who wish simply to read and enjoy Beowulf and to scholars at work on their own research. In its clear and comprehensive treatment of the poem and its scholarship, this book will prove an indispensable guide to readers and specialists for many years to come.

Narrative Pulse of Beowulf

Author : John M Hill
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One of the most consistent critiques levelled against Beowulf is that it lacks a steady narrative advance and that its numerous digressions tend to complicate if not halt the poem's movement. As those passages often look backward or far ahead in narrative time, they seem to transform the poem into a meditative pastiche. The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf counters this assertion, examining Beowulf as a social drama with a strong, forward-moving narrative momentum. John M. Hill discerns a distinctive 'narrative pulse' arising out of the poem's many scenes of arrival and departure. He argues that such scenes, far from being fixed or 'type' scenes, are socially dramatic and a key to understanding the structural density of the poem. Bolstering his analysis with a strong understanding of the epic, Hill looks at Beowulf in relation to other stories such as The Odyssey and The Iliad, epics that, though they may appear to have a certain narrative elasticity, use scenes of arrival and departure to create a cohesive social world in which stories unfold. As a new and comprehensive study of one of the most important Old English texts, The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf sheds new light on this famous poem and the epic tradition itself.

Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux

Author : Thomas Lawrence Sterling
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Enabling technologies - An overview of cluster computing / Thomas Sterling / - Node Hardware / Thomas Sterling / - Linux / Peter H. Beckman / - Network Hardware / Thomas Sterling / - Network Software / Thomas Sterling / - Setting Up clusters : installation and configuration - How fast is my beowulf? / David Bailey / - Parallel programming / - Parallel programming with MPI / William Gropp / - Advanced topics in MPI programming / William Gropp / - Parallel programming with PVM / Al Geist / - Fault-tolerant and adaptive programs with PVM / Al Geist / - Managing clusters / - Cluster workload management / James Patton Jones / - Condor : a distributed job scheduler / - Maui scheduler : A multifunction cluster scheduler / David B. Jackson / - PBS : portable batch system / James Patton Jones / - PVFS : parallel virtual file system / Walt Ligon / - Chiba city : the Argonne scalable cluster.

Language Sign and Gender in Beowulf

Author : Gillian R. Overing
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Not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means, and how the reader participates in the process of meaning construction. Overing’s primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the extent of its difference. Beowulf’s arcane structure describes cyclical repetitions and patterned intersections of themes which baffle a linear perspective, and suggest instead the irresolution and dynamism of the deconstructionist free play of textual elements. Chapter 1 posits the self/reader as a function of the text/language, examining the ways in which the text "speaks" the reader. Chapter 2 develops an interactive semiotic strategy in an attempt to describe an isomorphic relation between poem and reader, between text and self. Chapter 3 addresses the notions of text and self as more complex functions or formulations of desire, and thus complicates and expands the arguments of the two preceding chapters. The final chapter examines the issue of desire in the poem, and, to a lesser extent, desire in the reader (insofar as these may legitimately be viewed as distinct from each other).

Die Syntax des Superlativs im Gotischen Altniederdeutschen Althochdeutschen Fr hmittelhochdeutschen im Beowulf und in der lteren Edda

Author : Reinhard Wagner
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Author : Harold Bloom
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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of the epic poem involving the legendary hero Beowulf and his battle with the creature Grendel.


Author : James Albert Harrison
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Author : Thomas Arnold
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